Kelvin is an experienced litigation lawyer, accredited higher courts advocate in civil proceedings and he has a niche expertise and understanding of the insurance sector. He is a member of the Law Society’s specialist personal injury panel and also of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers).

He currently sits on FOIL’s Cross Border Sector Focus Team. He has published various articles in regional publications and trade journals such as The New Law Journal, The Post Magazine, The Solicitors Journal and PI Brief Update Law Journal as well as appearing in a lawyer training DVD for the College of Law, London. He is a past President of The Insurance Institute of Southampton.

Kelvin is one of only 36 lawyers in the UK ranked by Chambers (2023) as a leading lawyer for personal injury work (mainly defendant). Kelvin is also ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500 (2023).

Notable work highlights

  • Represented the successful party in the leading reported case of Mirvahedy v Henley 2003 in the House of Lords (now Supreme Court). This remains the leading decision on the responsibilities of keepers of animals under Section 2 of The Animals Act 1971.
  • Represented insurers in the reported case of Marshall v MIB (1), Pickard (2) and Generali (3) 2017 concerning how Rome ii is applied in multi-tort cases.
  • Successfully defended multiple high value claims at trial.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts Accredited -Civil).
  • Law Society Personal Injury panel accredited.
  • Member of Foil (Forum of Insurance Lawyers).
  • Past President of The Insurance Institute of Southampton.
  • Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Business Strategy Group.

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